Please check out a petition for our wounded vets..

and show your support for a very worthwhile cause. We are all always trying to find ways to honor our troops, whether injured, killed, or safely returned home. Please read an excerpt from the petition below. I have added a link at the right, “OFSSSBHW,” and I am sure many of you will find it a worthy cause.

“Our Fight for a Silver Star Service Banner for our Honored WoundedTo: Department of Defense
OUR FIGHT FOR A BANNER FOR OUR WOUNDED SOLDIERS (Service Flag) As most of you know, we have had a banner for families with children in the military since about World War I. Around this banner grew a wonderful organization called the Blue Star Mothers. Later within the same organization grew a distinct and honored group called the Gold Star Mothers who have lost children in the service of their country. But at the present time we have no recognized banner for wounded soldiers. In the distant past it has been said there was a Silver Star designating a wounded soldier but the tradition has been lost. It is my intention to reinstate this tradition. To date in Operation Iraqi Freedom there have been almost 20,000 wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. It is time that they AND their families had a specific banner honoring their sacrifice. Everyone starts out with a Blue Star Banner for a family member in the service of his or her country. If the service member dies in the line of duty, the Gold Star is sewn over the Blue Star leaving a blue border showing around the new Gold Star. It would be a simple matter to sew a Silver Star over a Blue Star leaving a blue border showing and thus creating a banner for our wounded.”


~ by devildog6771 on March 18, 2005.

2 Responses to “Please check out a petition for our wounded vets..”

  1. Thank you!

  2. God bless you all.

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